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-- the white house says it's doing all it can to protect american personnel. >> and they won on the ground for syria's new international peace broker as he arrives for his first official talks. >> of the german chancellor teams up with a bunch of football legend's to tell gay soccer para -- tell gay soccer players is ok to come out. >> disgusting and reprehensible -- washington has denounced a low-budget film that has sparked deadly attacks on u.s. missions across the arab world. >> that tension is highest in egypt and libya. the u.s. has sent two warships close to the coast of libya after the american ambassador was killed two days ago. >> there is also violence in to nietzsche, iran, iraq and yemen, where four people have died. >> a mob of protesters stormed the u.s. embassy, pushing through security and torching carse compnd. . . . . . . . . . shots and tear gas in an attempt to control the crowd. finally, they managed to force the protestors back. >> we entered the embassy gates and raised the flag of the profit. if we -- if they repeat this, we will come back until the a
and that they are investigating the incident. the suicide bombing follows an announcement on friday that the u.s. government is classifying the pakistan base, taliban-affiliated haqani network as a terrorist organization. the u.s. froze the group's assets in the united states in a move that is hardening the taliban. here's our report. >> reporter: the haqani network has repeatedly launched terrorist attacks in neighboring afghanistan. the u.s. accuses pakistan of supporting the group, but pakistan dismissed it, wh which has become a sticking point in bilateral relations. the pakistani government raised the u.s. classification in a statement and calls the move a u.s. internal member. it adds the members of the network are not pakistani citizens and pakistan cannot answer for any of their actions. the u.s. have often urged pakistan to mount military operations against the haqani network at its stronghold in northwestern pakistan. following the designation of the network as a terrorist organization, the usa could put even more pressure on pakistan to take action. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: meanwhile,
speak exclusively to nhk about their backroom negotiations with the u.s. aimed at ending the war in afghanistan. welcome to nhk world "newsline." on the front lines, u.s.-led forces are at war with the taliban. it's been like that for more than a decade. american leaders are still focused on winning, even as they're prepared to pull their combat troops out by the end of 2014. both sides have publicly refused to hold peace talks. but behind the scenes, they started negotiating in 2010. nhk world's hideki yui has been following this story, and he's the first to get interviews with members of the taliban's negotiating team. here's his exclusive story. >> reporter: u.s. and taliban negotiators have met at least five times over the past two years. most of the meetings took place in the doha. thank you very much. appreciate it. the taliban has a five-man negotiating team there. i was able to interview two of them. one of the negotiators was sayyed rasul, a religious leader who is said to have the trust of the taliban spiritual leader. >> translator: peace and reconciliation has been ou
since acta city was twinned with lamjo. >>> u.s. secretary of state clinton urged southeast asian leaders to work together towards calm in the south china sea. she wants them to resolve territorial disputes with china without intimidation or use 6 force. she met with indonesian foreign minister in jakarta. clinton says it is in the u.s. national interest to keep peace in the south china sea. >> we encourage asean and china to make meaningful progress towards finalizing a comprehensive code of conduct in order to establish rules of the road and clear procedures for peacefully addressing disagreements. >> asean members met in july, but disagreements over cambodia, vietnam and philippines unsettled the talks. they couldn't agree on a joint statement. >>> u.s. forces stationed in afghanistan are suspending local police training in order to perform background checks. the move followed a series of deadly insider attacks. our bureau in bangkok has the details. >> 1,000 new afghan police recruits are in limbo as the u.s. halts training. trainees account for only a small fraction of all of
are spreading. the growing turmoil follows tuesday' attack on a u.s. consulate in libya that killed an ambassador and three other staff. demonstrators in yemen are also targeting american diplomatic missions. they gathered in front of the heavily guarded u.s. embassy in sanaa. they chanted religious slogans. some threw stones at the buildings or attempted to climb over the walls. al arab al arabiya reports a number of people were injured. [ chanting ] protesters have been out in force again in the egyptian capital cairo. they gathered in tahrir square a few hundred meters from the u.s. embassy, which they stormed a couple of days ago. security forces tried to disperse the crowd. demonstrators fought back. health authorities say more than a dozen people were injured. protesters are angry the american-made film ridicules the prophet muhammad and includes scenes of a sexual nature. muslims object to any depiction of muhammad. >>> agents with the u.s. federal bureau of investigation are looking into whether terrorist groups were behind that attack in libya. the gunman took aim at the co
and the u.s. defense secretary have been discussing how to diffuse the tension between japan and china. gemba and panetta met. >> translator: we agreed that japan and the u.s. will work together to prevent japan/china relations from worsening. >> panetta met later in the day with japan's defense minister. panetta told reporters that tokyo and washington agreed the disputed islands are covered by the security treaty. but the u.s. will not take sides and urged both countries to act with restraint. >> the united states as a matter of policy does not take a position with regards to competing sovereignty claims. it is extremely important that diplomatic needs on both sides be used to try to constructively resolve these issues. >> the threat of more protests is prompting japanese firms in china to temporarily close factories and stores. panasonic has suspended operations at three factories until tuesday after protesters damaged buildings and equipment. electronics maker canon will halt operations at its factories for a day. mitsubishi chemical holdings will close operations at its beijing of
people are dead and 28 wounded as protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in the capital tunis. >> the pope brings a message of peace and reconciliation to 11 on, but his visit is also marred by deadly protests. violence is sweeping parts of the mideast in africa as protesters vent their anger over an anti-islam video. now, they are not just aiming their targets at the u.s. >> we go to sudan where thousands of demonstrators stormed the german and british embassies in the capital khartoum. reports says -- say they smashed windows before heading to the u.s. embassy. >> berlin says embassy staff are safe, but there are reports of one death near the u.s. mission. >> we will go live in just a moment, but first, we have this report. >> the violence erupted after friday prayers. an angry crowd stormed the german embassy in khartoum. smoke and flying rocks filled the air. their rage is directed toward germany and the west in general. >> when they insult our beliefs, our religion under the slogan of freedom and democracy, we say to hell with freedom and democracy when it touches religion and faith.
population. about 250 people gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in jakarta. authorities deployed 300 police officers to guard the compound. the rally ended after two hours without any major incident. anti-american rallies were also held in pakistan. demonstrations took place in the capital islamabad and the cities of karachi and peshawar. public anger against the united states is already strong in pakistan where u.s. air strikes targeting suspected militants regularly cause civilian casualties. >>> in egypt, several hundred demonstrators clashed with security forces near the u.s. embassy in cairo. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. >> authorities remain on alert ahead of possible demonstrations after the friday prayers. >>> japan's prime minister wants to change how his citizens power their homes and businesses. yoshihiko noda unveiled his long-awaited energy policy. it calls for the country to phase out nuclear power in the coming decades. the plan reflects the feelings of many japanese following last year's accident at the fukushima plant. but big business says the policy
. >>> president barack obama has tiblgtened u.s. diplomatic posts all across the world. armed men stormed the embassy. a u.s. film mocking islam prompted the attack. the gunman shoot at the guildings and tossed handmade bombs into 2 come pound sparking fires, obama issued a statement confirming that adventure christopher stevens is among the four victims. he ordered security to be increased for u.s. citizens in libya. the american-made film that sparked the attack is considered insulting to islam's profit mohammad. that film also triggered anti-american outrage in egypt. demonstrate fors assembled on the u.s. embassy in chicago. hundreds of people gathered in the compound, some of them scaled the walls. they brought down a u.s. flag and burned it. >> egypt has lost them and it has not solved any problems. >> part of the film in question has been uploaded to the internet. >>> firefighters in pakistani's biggest city of karachi continue looking for victims after a fire that swept through a clothing building. the four-story structure went up in flames on tuesday afternoon with more than 400
and foreign policy. >>> u.s. marines took to the skies over japan in an aircraft that's been a lightning rod for anger. they're testing the mv-22 osprey. american military leaders plan to station the tilt-rotor transporter in okinawa, but the aircraft has a spotty safety record, so the only place some japanese wanted to fly is back to the u.s. the first osprey slowly lifted off from the u.s. marine's air station in western japan. the aircraft's rotors pointed upward like those on a helicopter. a number of protesters gathered outside the base. they don't want ospreys flying in the skies above them. they say the aircraft is too dangerous. >> translator: the plane shouldn't be allowed to leave the ground. >> pilots flew the aircraft over water. then they tilted the rotors in a horizontal direction so it could fly like a conventional plane. the maneuver is considered the most hazardous aspect of operating this aircraft. >> translator: i'm frightened by the thought the aircraft may crash around here. >> translator: i won't oppose the test flights as long as safety is confirmed. >> u.s. personnel
the road ahead would be difficult. it was revealed the u.s. economy added only 96,000 jobs, well below the 125,000 economists had been expecting. the unemployment rate dropped but the weak data played in to the hands of the opposition. >> republican presidential hopeful met romney said the jobs report proves obama's policies have not worked and no president since the great depression has been reelected with unemployment over 7.2%. >> more on the u.s. presidential election in a moment, but first on to the markets and weaker than expected unemployment data which was in focus. many are betting it will prompt further stimulus by the u.s. federal reserve. as a result, european stocks climbing higher ending their biggest weekly rally in three months. conrad sent us this summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> bad news from the american labor market's leading to buying stocks on the market. the situation in the labor market is very much linked to the speculation. the news in august, much fewer new jobs were created than economists had anticipated. soon, ben bernanke and the federal rese
of bond buying following a similar steps by the european central bank and the u.s. that it. >> the bank of japan says it will pump extra 120 billion euros into the economy and its asset-buying program. hopes that the move will help to boost japan's recovery which has been slow down by weakening exports. >> the japanese central bank's monetary move helped to boost european markets. our markets correspondent sent us this report from the fink -- from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> japan was often the main driver of the german stock market and the massive bond buying program approved the move. the cheap money should help bring the economy back on track and this is good news for traders. the german dax closed with gains. the fact that the main central banks are providing money as cheap as ever is feeling the fear of inflation. the price of gold is seen as a protection against inflation. the price rose to its highest levels in six months and analysts expect new record highs. >> it's a defeat for investors in porsche who say the car maker lied to them. a german court has recommended porsche
to negotiate on equal footing with china, the u.s. and japan over politics and security issues as well. >> thank you hideo. the leaders of the apec members have started to arrive in vladivostok for a weekend summit. on friday president vladimir putin will give a speech at business forum. we will hear what he has to say about his policy on -- towards the asia-pacific. we also focus on china's increased economic presence in the far east. >> nhk world's karao nagao in vladivostok. >>> delegates at democratic national convention have nominated barack obama for a second term as u.s. president. the stage is now set with the showdown with republican challenger mitt romney in the november election. >> ladies and gentlemen, i have been informed that barack obama is now our party's official nominee for president of the united states of america. >> before the roll call, former u.s. president bill clinton took the stage to make his case for why voters should give obama another term. >> i want -- i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and i proudly nominate him to be the
the palestinians and the u.s. so it would not upset the elections or play a part in the elections in the u.s. >> we just heard netanyahu's answer to abbas' speech, but he also had other things on his mind. >> a large part of the speech, as expected, was dedicated to iran and its nuclear capability. this speech will probably go down in the history of the un because he brought a picture of a bomb and explain exactly with this picture where the world, according to him, should draw the line. he was speaking about a red line. that is where the world would have to intervene to make sure that iran does not get the nuclear bomb. he said that would probably make iran back down. that is his conviction. drawing a red line, he says, is for peace, not for. -- not for war. benjamin netanyahu is a very good order, so he made a very compelling case. >> that was max hoffman speaking to us earlier outside the united nations. we will take a closer look at life outside the palestinian territories coming up later. >> now we look at european debt problems, and the spanish government has unveiled a tough austerity budget
they are buying to get there. car dealers sold more than 3 million new vehicles last year. european and u.s. automakers investing in brazil two decades ago. now japanese producers trying to find their place in the market. we report from sao paulo. >> reporter: u.s. a weekday morning at this u.s. car dealer on the outskirts of sao paulo. but the shop is full of customers. al he wi alejandra santos bought a new car for the first time last month. it cost clothes to $19,000, close to what she and her husband make in a year. she is paying for it in installments. >> translator: it's so comfortable to drive and it's affordable to me. the seats are very nice. and the design suits my taste. >> reporter: some economic stability has prompted brazilians to buying new cars. compacts account for 60%. most of them from europe and the u.s. one leading u.s. carmaker has unveiled 1,000 new compact models over the past year. cheaper than any vehicle of its rivals but price isn't the only factor. >> translator: we are making new cars in brazil for brazilians. we design and equip cars to suit brazilians' taste
set ablaze in the capital and left can stand. a leader of hezbollah says the u.s. faces serious repercussions it allows the full video to be released. >> it was a rare appearance before the leader of hezbollah who has been in hiding since the 2006 war with israel. but he spoke to protesters rallying in beirut. he claimed recent demonstrations were the beginning of an uprising throughout the muslim world. he called for his followers to prevent the publication of " innocent of muslims" and said those responsible should be punished. >> of the united states is just using freedom of expression as an excuse. they need to understand publishing this film will have consequences. >> the controversy surrounding the low-budget film may have come just in time. his support for the long time has blocked ally assad angered many in the arab world. now he can claim to be a defender of the muslim faith. >> the german government is doing all it can to halt the film's public screening here. that decision has sparked a major confrontation with the opposition about censorship and free speech. >> it ce
u.s. recovery. boj board members downgraded their assessment of the japanese economy. they say weaker domestic production and exports have put a pause on the pickup in activity. at a news conference that followed the meeting, bank of japan governor masaaki shirakawa stated that immediate action was needed to keep the economy going. >> translator: we judged today that further monetary easing was necessary now. that is to ensure the japanese economy does not derail from a sustainable growth track with price stability. shares.japan airlines have made their highly anticipated return to the tokyo stock exchange. the relisting capped one of the fastest corporate turnarounds ever by a japanese company. the stock price rose modestly in the first day of trading. that gave the carrier a market value of about $8.6 billion. this is said to be the world's second largest listing this year after facebook. nhk world has more. >> reporter: share trading in japan airlines kicked off when the tokyo markets opened this morning. it was the first time for -- the stock traded since the firm went bank
-- >> the relationship turned sour. he fled the u.s. consulate and given permission that led to the toppling of julybo x -- of bo xilai. >> a taiwan-based company which assembles components for apple computers has closed one of its factories in northern china after a massive fight among its workers erupted at a company dormitory. >> around 2000 workers were involved. foxconn says the trouble started when a personal dispute got out of control. comments posted on the internet came -- claim that factory guards had severely beaten workers, which prompted a further escalation of violence. it is not clear how long this shutdown will last. we will check on the mood among german business leaders in just a minute. >> the mood is not very good. first, let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. >> flooding and landslides that killed at least 33 people in northeast india. heavy rain has caused rivers to overflow. more than 1 million people have had to flee their homes. authorities have sounded the alarm for the region. thousands of villages have been evacuated. >> chinese surveillance boats had
going on at the paralympics. don't go away. >> thanks for staying with us. could u.s. president barack obama windup addressing the democratic national convention in a rain down stadium on thursday? >> those are the fears of organizers who say the president's speech aiming to uplift the voters in the economic uncertainty could be drowned out by power of thunderstorms in the forecast. >> come rain or shine in charlotte, n.c., delegates are getting ready to pull out all stops like they do every four years when it is time to render their approval. >> she is campaigning for the reelection of president barack obama. she is the field director for the local democratic headquarters in columbia mayor washington. she will be a delicate at the party convention in charlotte, n.c. >> it's such an honor to be chosen, to be able to go to the convention as a delegate, especially being so young. i decided to talk with different people there, all the people who have much more experience than myself and learning from them. >> it gives democrats from across the nation the chance to network and there are hi
in the u.s. when it's finished next year. some people worry that memories of the terror attacks are as painful as other. others say people who weren't affecting are gradually forgetting the event as anniversaries come and go. >>> china's foreign ministry spokesperson has urged japan to withdraw its decision on the purchase of disputed islands in the east china sea. the japanese government bought the senkaku islands from a private japanese owner on tuesday. japan controls the islands, but they are claimed by china and taiwan. >> japan's decision is completely illegitimate and invalid. we demand that they immediately cancel it. >> hong said chinese officials will convey a similar demand to a visiting japanese senior diplomat. the foreign agency bureau chief toshiyuki shiga -- shinsuke sugiyama is there to explain the decision. >> translator: i hope i can have a full discussion about various matters of concern with the chinese officials. >> protests have been held in some chinese cities against japan's move. about 20 people gathered in front of the japanese embassy in beijing on tu
ignore the warning of the rating agencies that it might lower its credit rating if the u.s. doesn't match to reduce its national debt. >> will have more on that warning it later in the show. let's get a closer look at the market numbers. the blue chips were higher on the day. over in new york, the dow jones industrial average is continuing the trend, up by 0.5%. the euro dollar is trading for $1.58. the spanish prime minister says he will not accept any more money from the european union if it means being told what spending cuts he has to make. >> in a television interview, he said he is not prepared to cut pensions. the european central bank said last week that they're willing to buy unlimited amounts of bonds to bring down the borrowing costs, but he says he will not ask for help until he knows with strings are attached. the greek prime minister has been in talks on the eurozone crisis. >> he was welcomed by mario draghi at the bank's headquarters. greece's trying to persuade foreign lenders to release the latest installment of financial aid to help avoid bankruptcy. in return, athens w
of hormuz if the country becomes a target of military attacks. the commander of the u.s. navy's fleet said the drill demonstrated the high capability to remove mines in collaboration with many other countries. >>> a pakistani government minister has promised to pay for the assassination of an american movie producer for insulting islam. the movie's promotional video on the internet triggered outrage around the world. pakistani railways minister told reporters on saturday he would offer $100,000 to anyone who murders the person responsible for making the movie. he said the video made in the united states denigrates the prophet mohammed. and he hopes the pakistani taliban will join the mission. the minister was only expressing his personal opinion. protest against the u.s. movie continue in pakistan. demonstrators and police clashed on friday leaving more than 20 dead. the announcement is said to be politically motivated as a general election will be held next year. however, the minister's remarks soliciting murder is on show. >>> aung san suu kyi met u.s. president barack obama and secretar
the comment in a feature interview with nhk. ahmadinejad is visiting the u.s. to attend the annual u.n. general assembly. he says iranian scientists are producing uranium enriched to 20% to use it for the radiological treatment of diseases such as cancer. western leaders say the production of such high-density uranium could help iran develop atomic weapons. ahmadinejad is emphasizing his country's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. >> translator: obviously, we are opposed to nuclear weapons. our slogan is all countries should have the right of peaceful use of nuclear power. all countries should eradicate nuclear weapons. >> ahmadinejad says if western countries provide iran with uranium with around 20% density, his country will stop its production. he suggests iranian negotiators are willing to compromise in nuclear talks with six countries, the five permanent members of the u.n. security council and germany. the discussions are stalled. >> translator: our negotiating stance has been that if western countries provide 20% enriched uranium, we have no intention of producing it.
. it will be his last general chance to impair the recovery. nhk world, new york. >> he mentioned the drill u.s. forces are leading in the persian gulf. 34 nations in all are taking part. we went aboard a u.s. ship and mine sweeper to bring us this first hand look. >> reporter: this u.s. navy support ship was built 41 years ago and was due to be decommissioned earlier this year. the vessel was originally used to land troops but has since been equipped with mine sweeping duties. it has been deployed in the region since june. the ship is the center of the naval exercise which is aimed at strengthening the ability to keep shipping lanes open in the persian gulf. iran has threatened to choke off ship traffic passing through the strait of hormuz in the gulf. >> the exercised area is approximately 45 to 50 miles off of bahrain. we are -- how far? 80 miles from the iranian coast. >> reporter: speedboats of the iranian revolutionary guard play a key role in the country's strategies in the persian gulf. crew members practiced firing warning shots while we were on board. in the drill scenario, two suspic
the destroyer does not need to come into port because the drill will take place out at sea. u.s. commanders lead the exercise every year. sailors practice preventing trafficking in nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. >>> diplomatic ties between japan and south korea have been strained over the territorial dispute. but that hasn't stopped officials from many companies in the two countries from talking business. representatives from some 230 companies got together in seoul on tuesday in an event sponsored by the two governments to help promote bilateral trade. about 50 of these companies are from japan. they are interested in buying machine tools, cameras, lighting equipment, and other products from south korea. japan imports of south korean machinery parts that are growing due to a weak wen and the improved quality of various products. >> translator: i don't know how the territorial issue is affecting our political situation, but as far as business is concerned, i see no specific problems. >> translator: we should help each other to produce things effectively at all costs. in terms of busi
. right now, much of the international community is focused on the conflict in syria. u.s. president barack obama in his address called for world leaders to end the regime of bashar al assad. >> the emir of qater, which is reportedly spending symbols -- emir of qatar, reportedly funding rebels, went so far as to say the regime should be taken down. russia and china indicated they have no intention of abandoning assad. >> the conflict in syria overshadowed every other topic at the opening of the general assembly in new york. the u.n. security council remains divided over sanctions against damascus, which have been blocked by syrian allies. u.n. secretary-general ban ki- moon renewed his call for sanctions against syria. >> this is a serious and growing international -- that to international security. >> he said the council could no longer turn a blind eye to syria where he said the conflict has claimed 27,000 lives. u.s. president barack obama also condemned the violence. >> in syria, the future must not belong to a dictator who massacres his people. if there is a cause that cries out
right. that was kaori nagao in vladivostok. she will be covering the apec summit saturday. >>> u.s. president barack obama has made a bid for re-election at the democratic party's national convention in charlotte, north carolina. he told the delegates the vote in november is a choice of a generation, and he called on supporters to join him again. >> our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> barack obama wrapped up the democratic national convention by asking voters to consider what the election is all about. >> on every issue, the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties. it will be a choice between two different paths for america. >> obama delivered his message to delegates and to millions of americans watching on television. he responded to voters' concerns about the economy, promising 1 million new jobs in manufacturing over the next four years. >> yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no
siberia, they are carried by train to vladivostok port for export. compared to the 1990s, the volume of these exports has jumped three to four times. >> translator: the development is giving hope to vladivostok residents, especially the young. i want the city to become an asia-pacific hub. >> translator: i think it's good to improve infrastructure like making bridges. but i'm doubtful if we can be better off. >> reporter: nhk world's vladivostok bureau chief joins us now. you heard in reports that some people in vladivostok don't seem to be very happy with the city's development. why is that? >> i think the fruits of russia's growing economy haven't been fully distributed to people here. the highways around the city have been given a huge overhaul, but little has been done yet to develop downtown areas. seen from moscow, the far east is an extremely remote region. residents usually move away from this area if they find jobs in moscow. russians have long said this region needs a base where people and information are all available. russian leader are determined to develop vladivostok.
that seems stuck in another time. hear, the left-wing ideals of the 1960's and 1970's live on. everyone pitches in without being paid. some work in the organic garden. others in the kitchen or the community store where used clothes and housewares are given away for free. caterina helps out twice a week in the store, a painter by profession. here she says she can live out her ideals. >> left is on the site where the heart is. >> we are trying to be as non- commercial as possible. we are environmentally conscious, child friendly, socially engaged. we take care of people here in the neighborhood. people can come here and drink coffee or celebrate, even if they do not have much money. >> people here would like to change the world, but many seem to doubt that the revolution will happen at the ballot box. this man does not know if he will vote himself. he says there are no truly left- wing parties anymore. >> it does not matter how people vote -- right, left, or green. as soon as a party gets into power, they do the same as everyone else. they have to compromise. >> but not everyone has given
warrants belarus not to send negative s ignals. they are clear signs china is more comfortable than ever flexing economic and political muscle. >> at the european union-china summit in brussels, the chinese premier laid out two demands. he wants to -- he wants the european union to lift its embargo on trade. >> he says he wants them to look at the country as an economic equal, saying it is time for them to recognize china as a fully fledged market economy. >> they were all smiles, and indeed, the first part of the speech to the participants was cordial. but then came the criticism. >> i must be very frank in saying this -- we have been working hard on lifting the arms embargo and raising our trade status. a solution has been elusive. i deeply regret this. >> then, the live feed of wen's broadcast was cut off on the orders of the chinese delegation. an eu spokesman said he had ended his opening statement and had moved on to private negotiations. these discussions included china's efforts to help the eurozone deal with its debt crisis. wen said the eu needs to do more to implement measures
to a day of rage. police used shipping containers to block the entrance to the u.s. embassy, but demonstrators still try to force their way in. they engaged officers in street battles and were met with batons and tear gas. pakistan's prime minister pleaded for calm earlier in the day but also expressed his understanding of the motives of the demonstrators. >> [inaudible] on the whole belief of 1.5 billion muslims. therefore, this is something that is unacceptable. >> ashraf called it the duty of a muslim to protest, but critics say he did not do enough to counter the violent message of islamist groups. yes to protest, no to violence -- if that was the message, it did not resonate. angry young men fought with police in islamabad's diplomatic district, where a number of western embassies are located. it took hours for the police to restore order. >> let's go live now to pakistan. the u.s. is running television spots in pakistan with secretary of state hillary clinton saying that the government had nothing to do with the film about mohammed. why is that not working to defuse th
months of wrangling deployment of a fleet of u.s. aircraft is about to take place. defense ministry officials say that 12 osprey will be deployed to the u.s. marine corps in okinawa prefecture as early as friday. ahead of the deployment, officials from local municipalities were offered a test ride on the aircraft to ease their concerns. but few have accepted the offer. the test ride will take place on thursday at the air station in yamaguchi prefecture. the osprey is currently undergoing maintenance tests ahead of deployment, but 19 of the 22 invited municipalsies told nhk they have rejected the offer. the officials say they have other commitments. in the city where the aircraft will be deployed officials have denied the offer. they say they don't want to give the impression that they now think the aircraft is safe. officials from three municipalities say they will take the test plight. >>> japanese voters know the name and the political party. their once prime minister had a decades long lock on governing. the ldp is in opposition now, but with an election on the horizon, members e
pled to the u.s. consulate in february. officials cited bo for violating party discipline. they suspended him from the post he held in the political bureau. then in july, police charged bo's wife and her aide with murdering british businessman neil haywood. a chinese court handed her a suspended death sentence in august. bo's abuse of power allegation is tied to the role he played in the haywood case. >>> making a decision on bo's future frees up chinese leaders to focus on their transition of power. delegates from across the country will convene in beijing to attend november's congress. the meeting happens every five years. delegates to the 18th congress of the chinese communist party are expected to approve new policies. they will also appoint the next generation of party leaders. vice president xi jinping is slated to succeed hu jintao and assume top post of the communist party. analysts are focusing on the appointments and policy decisions that are made under the new leadership. >>> people in northern japan watched work come to a halt on a nuclear plant there following
from iraq and syria. u.s. president barack obama will tell his party and all of america to night why he should stay in the white house another four years. >> the president will take the stage, of course, at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. >> he will be following some of the biggest names his party has ever known, including a man named bill. >> democrats knew they were in for a treat as bill clinton took to the stage. he is a popular figure. many americans look back fondly to clinton's presidency in the 1990's as a time of low unemployment and a balanced budget. he said his democrat successor barack obama was on the right path. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long, hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for innovators. >> in his 50-minute speech, clinton threw his full weight behind obama's campaign for a second term in office. >> you must vote, and you must reele
. >> the u.s. ambassador in libya and three other american officials are killed during islamist protests in benghazi. >> in pakistan, nearly 300 people died in a blaze at a clothing factory. germany's top court has approved the eurozone bailout fund with some conditions. the ruling clears up a key hurdle toward resolving the eurozone debt crisis. >> in the landmark decision, the constitutional court overturn legal challenges aimed at preventing the european stability mechanism and the european this compact from becoming law. 37,000 people in germany joined the suit which challenged the constitutionality. >> the plaintiffs claim germany was fighting way to much of parliament's power over the budget. >> all eyes were on the german constitutional court as a judge is prepared to hand down their decision on european stability mechanism. those who filed the suit want to stop the esm's ratification. a high court struck down the injunction, clearing the way for the measure. but the judges set conditions, capping german liability at 190 billion euros and requiring the government must keep parliam
with eight of the defendants giving life -- given life prison sentences. >> to the u.s., where the democrats are kicking off their convention today with the first speech by michelle obama, with the aim of breaking a deadlock with republicans. >> republicans are sharpening their attacks on president obama after he gave himself an incomplete grade for his management of the u.s. economy in his final rally before accepting the nomination. >> michelle obama is far more popular in the polls than her husband. the first lady is the democrats trump card in the president paused reelection campaign. she is working on the last touches to her speech before the democratic national convention kicks off. voters have cooled to the president and supporters hope she can that obama some much needed sympathy. >> he has been trying to do what he can do. the republicans have been trying to block success, they're blocking everybody's success. >> the important thing is that charlotte shows off its best face and put its best foot forward. >> do it,, do it, let's do it again. >> the obama camp knows it is a struggle t
puted territory in the east china sea. japan controls t s ths the senk islands. china and taiwan also claim them. roughly 2,000 demonstrators in the northeastern city of shenyang gathered in front of the japanese consulate general. some of them threw stones and plastic bottles at the building, shattering a number of windows. the demonstrators also tossed bottles at a nearby japanese restaurant. more than 5,000 people joined the protest in front of the japanese embassy in beijing. the crowd channelled the disputed island should be returned to china. some protesters threw plastic bottles and eggs into the compound. several thousand police officers are protecting the agency. that's the largest number since the protests began last week. more than 10,000 people have been demonstrating near the japanese koconsulate general in shanghai. police are assigned to ask for groups of about 100 protesters. online reports say people living in inland chinese cities will hold demonstrations as well. tuesday also marks the anniversary of the incident that led japan to dispatch troops to manchuria in nor
will start large scale drills this month in preparation for a possible israeli or u.s. attack. an iranian commander said saturday the army will join the islamic guards for air defense exercises. troops will train with anti-aircraft missiles for an attack on other targets. israeli leaders says they won't hesitate to stop the country's nuclear development. commanders tested new short range missiles in august. leaders of the nation have also been concerned about the nearby u.s. presence. american force is with 20 of their allies will begin a mine sweeping training exercise this month. iran also says the country's first and only nuclear power plant is operating at full capacity. it's the first nuclear plant in the middle east. iran's nuclear agency says the plant began full fledged operation with a maximum output of 1,000 megawatts. it was connected to the national power grid last september. but the production was delayed due to concerns with the fukushima accident. russia will take charge of developing nuclear fuel rods and collecting spent ones. the plant will operate under the atomic agenc
and more often, the birds died in vain. since the 1970's, many species have been suffering from the scarcity of food. >> it is quite obvious that the main problem was that the fisheries were intensified, even though the hunting stock was coming down, and that led to the total collapse of the herring stock. >> the consequences of global warming aggravate the seabird problems. the colonies are getting smaller. the population has almost completely disappeared. he has been observing for more than 50 years. a few bird species have multiplied in that time, but the overall situation has deteriorated dramatically. in drilling for oil begins now, food scarcity could be a secondary threat. ocean currents wash an oil spill onto the coast in no time. >> it could simply wipe out the sea bird populations here. you need only a small amount of oil to kill thousands of seabirds. if you are giving priority to increase the speed of using the resources, then we will commence somewhere along the route. >> he wants to keep on fighting so that in the future, puffin's can still raise their chicks hear
on this other story this week -- the german court that is handing down its decision on the esm. >> the court's's decision will not have a direct impact on the greek bailout -- the court's decision will not have a direct impact on the greek bailout. if the court rules that the bailout fund will go ahead, then the greeks will see that as a sign that european leaders want greece to stay in the e.u. it is against them, greece will see that the pot of money that is going to be available -- if it is against them, greece will see that the pot of money that is going to be available will be less. >> stocks in europe took a breather on monday after a big rally at the end of last week. our correspondent has more from frankfurt. >> people on the floor were nervous and optimistic at the same time. share prices went this way and that way. in the end, there was not much movement in the dax. at the same time, there was optimism -- optimism on the promise of a european central bank to buy lots of government bonds of countries. above all, the optimism, the hope that the csn would be given the go-ahead -- the esm
to be thrown back to the way things were in the 1960's. >> the sun beats down relentlessly in this part of the world. conditions here are ideal for the renewable energy and solar power industries. if they cannot flourish here, they cannot flourish anywhere, locals say. in albuquerque, a number of large-scale plans were in a pipeline. they would have produced clean energy and created jobs, but without subsidies, the projects are no longer viable. jose is the head of a manufacturer of solar collectors. he used to have 80 employees but has had to let many of them go. only 16 are left. >> it is a terrible shame. we invested a lot in this factory, but there are no contracts, so we had to close down r&d. there is only one engineer in the entire factory. >> this new machine cost 1 million euros, but it is unused, like all of the equipment on the and the factory floor. joblessness and lost tax revenue -- it is a town in trouble. he plans to relocate his business to mexico. his business will be better off there, he feels. but while he can get up and leave, locals have no choice but to stay. the
nobusuke kishi led japan in the late 1950s. into 1960. his father shintaro abe served as a foreign minister. abe promised to use his experience to revise the constitution and to reform education. so abe has a lot of political know-how and a profile. shery ahn spoke earlier with our senior commentator to find out what his return as ldp leader means for voters. >> quite a turn of events. does this mean abe could once again be prime minister. >> well that's possible, i think. liberal democrats ruled japan for most of the time since world war ii. voters got tired and fed up. then they kicked the ldp out of power three years ago. the democrats took over. but then the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster last year set the government back. the latest polls suggest that many japanese feel that the democrats have shown little leadership and that the ldp will win the most seats in the lower house in the next general election. so the new party leader, abe, could well become japan's next prime minister. >> so now as party leader what will abe be pushing for? >> abe has said that the democrats have
the japanese flag from the ambassador's car. the suspects are in their 20s. police say both men admitted to taking the flag. they say the men were unhappy with relations with japan. police say they will detain them for five days under public security control law. embassy staff say officials briefed them on the decision. embassy employee demanded japanese officials guarantee safety of those from china. >>> a military exercise was part after yearly training event. the landing drill had been scheduled by south korea in four days of training around takeshima. they held a meeting last week and decided to scrap the exercise. the president's visit to the island last month was enough to show his resolve to protect the territory. the official also says the landing exercise was not intended to provoke a war with a friendly make. takeshima is controlled by south korea but japan says it is part of their prefecture. >>> nearly 5,000 people died in syria last month. among them was a japanese freelance journalist. she was fatally shot while reporting from aleppo. back in japan, her closest colleague is
. the u.s. geological survey has issued a tsunami warning. local television stations showed images of shaking buildings. power was cut in some parts of the capital, san jose. then, there have been no reports of damage of casualties so far. we're joined by our correspondent from san jose. can you update us on the situation on the ground at the moment? >> yes, of course, thank you. authorities are calling on the population to remain calm. the only death was a 52-year-old woman who suffered a heart attack. because of a nervous crisis that led to her death. also, there were several people injured because of falling objects in their houses. we also have two main road collapses. the authorities are trying to remove buildings from landslides in the country. this is the main tourist province of our country. >> considering that it was a 7.6 quake, which is quite serious, it does seem that coaster rica -- costa rica seems to have gotten off fairly lightly. >> it seems to be our seismic code for buildings is very strong. our regulation is strict. so we are not having so much to regret today.
estimate almost 200 children ended up living wild during the 1950's and 1960's. >> marcos grew up with a family of rules -- will spirit he recalls how he joined the pack at the age of seven -- grew up with a family of wolves. >> i saw a few wolf pups and played with them. i followed them into their den and fell asleep. then the vixen came and gave me the i, so i squeezed into a hollow in the rock. she came up to me and began licking me, and with that, i belonged. >> today, he is 66. he lives in a small village. he had to work hard to learn how to speak. he has never quite grown accustomed to civilized life, despite its comforts. >> everything is very simple here. you make fire with a lighter, not with stones. that is how everything is. out there, you can do whatever you want. you do not have to wear clothes. everyone here says, "just look at this pair of pants. the shoes do not match. the shirt -- blah blah blah." people just do not leave you alone. >> he was always something as an outsider, finding it difficult to fit in with villagers. people regarded him as a wild man, uncivili
to be taken care of. >> some ambassadors on the security council have little positive to say about the u.n.'s role in syria. they're frustrated by gridlock in the council and in the wider un. >> the fact is that so far, everybody has failed, from the secretary-general to security council. >> that view is shared by many people outside the un. with the crisis in syria deepening, faith in the united nations is being put to the test. >> the un, of course, has been involved in dozens of peacekeeping operations of the past half century, and the global community is at the moment very divided on how to proceed on syria. >> the un record on interventions is mixed. while some missions have been successful, there are other painful memories of times when the u.n. failed to act on its peacekeepers failed to protect those most at risk -- or its peacekeepers failed to protect those most at risk. >> a genocide unfolds before the eyes of the world. bosnia one year later. thousands are massacred. u.n. peacekeepers do not intervene here either. syria 2012. president bashar al assad orders his army to bomb civil
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